In Spain, discovering the “smallest movie competition on the earth”

In Spain, discovering the “smallest movie competition on the earth”

The “Muestra de Cine” competition was held in Ascaso, a tiny, barely inhabited village, within the province of Huesca, the central a part of the Pyrenees, about sixty kilometers because the crow flies south of Lourdes. To get there, you must take a protracted winding highway, which climbs and twists.

All the things is small right here”summarizes Miguel Cordero, one of many two co-directors of the competition. “We’re 1,000 meters above sea degree, there are six homes and a church. We additionally just like the small cinema, with a decreased funds“, he continues. Furthermore, the principle projection room just isn’t a room, however a discipline behind a barn: rows of chairs have been organized there and a big white display put in towards the wall.

This expression of “the smallest competition on the earth” above all makes it doable to speak about the occasion. “The primary goal is to carry auteur, unbiased cinema, which has many awards at worldwide festivals, however which in Spain has no industrial distribution”ahead Miguel Cordero.

“We additionally need to rebuild the village, as a result of it was a village in ruins.”

Miguel Cordero, co-director of the Ascaso competition

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The competition drains just a little public help which makes it doable to renovate the village. So we determined to rebuild not solely the homes, but in addition the paths and even the buildings the place the competition is held immediately, which have been buildings designed for animals.“, particulars the co-director. The reconstructed village then hosts exhibitions, screenings, and particularly conferences after the movies.

This 12 months, on the poster of the competition, there was particularly an exhibition dedicated to the actor José Luis López Vázquez, who’s a monument of Spanish cinema, who shot greater than 200 movies and who refused a profession in Hollywood. He would have been 100 years outdated in 2022, his son was current on the competition. A French movie was additionally screened: Again to Reims,adaptation of the essay by sociologist Didier Eribon. The screening allowed a dialogue with the general public on the plight of the working class and the rise of the acute proper in France and Spain.

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